Conrad Swanson

investigative journalist

Clips

Colorado Springs City Council action in executive session raises legal questions

Does Colorado need a new way
to pick presidents?

SOUTHEAST (Series): "Slumlord"

 

Bio

Conrad Swanson is an investigative journalist with a strong interest in government and politics.

After graduating from the University of Iowa with a dual degree in journalism and economics, Swanson spent his first years as a journalist working as a freelance photographer and a breaking news reporter.

 

He joined the reporting team at the Lawrence Journal-World in 2014 where he uncovered several scandals within the local police department and the University of Kansas Athletic Department.  That investigative and political coverage won multiple awards. 

Swanson covers state and city politics for the Colorado Springs Gazette, where he has investigated local developments, secret government meetings, new legislation, and more. His coverage focuses on issues affecting the community at large, but also those typically underserved by the government. 

When he's not writing or tweeting, Swanson - an Iowa native - enjoys hiking Colorado's mountains with his wife, Kayah, and his dog, Lola. 

 

Awards

Second Place

Best Sustained Coverage

COLORADO PRESS ASSOCIATION 2018 AWARDS

Colorado Springs City Council action in executive session raises legal questions

Second Place

Best Series

COLORADO PRESS ASSOCIATION 2017 AWARDS

SOUTHEAST: Terry Ragan’s southest apartment complexes account for more than half of all city code enforcement housing cases

First Place

Government/Political Story 

KANSAS PRESS ASSOCIATION 2016 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Keeping Track of Tickets:

An Investigation into the Ticket Voiding Practices of the Lawrence Police Department

 

Contact

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